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The birth of a Petronius tie starts with the precise cut of the fabric by the cutter. Using the tailoring scissors of founder Luigi Wollisch, the fabric is hand-cut cleanly on the bias (at a 45- degree angle to the fabric thread) to make the three main parts of the necktie (the front, neck, and back).
The cut sections of fabric are passed to a team of skilled seamstresses. With the help of an old- fashioned foot-pedal sewing machine that has been used by the family since the time of Luigi Wollisch, the staff work meticulously to stitch together the front and back of the necktie with the utmost care centimeter by centimeter.
To achieve a perfect symmetry the fabric is folded and pinned along the length; the folds must be neither too loose nor too tight, and the seam must run up the center. Equipped with needle and thread, the sewer makes a bar tack (or anchor point) to help hold it all together and adds the keeper loop.
Once work is finished on the necktie the product is inspected by our artisans for any imperfections. The unrivaled Petronius tie, whether it’s a five- or seven-fold, unlined or lined, must reach a standard of excellence that will leave the wearer completely satisfied.